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aunt

 (ănt, änt)
n.
1.
a. The sister of one's father or mother.
b. The wife of a sibling of one's mother or father.
2. Used as a form of address for an older woman, especially by children.

[Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin amita, paternal aunt.]

aunt′hood n.

aunt

(ɑːnt)
n (often capital, esp as a term of address)
1. a sister of one's father or mother
2. the wife of one's uncle
3. a term of address used by children for any woman, esp for a friend of the parents
4. my aunt! my sainted aunt! an exclamation of surprise or amazement
[C13: from Old French ante, from Latin amita a father's sister]

aunt

(ænt, ɑnt)

n.
1. the sister of one's father or mother.
2. the wife of one's uncle.
3. Chiefly New Eng. and South Midland U.S. (used as a term of respectful address to an older woman unrelated to the speaker.)
[1250–1300; Middle English aunte < Anglo-French, for Old French ante < Latin amita father's sister, old feminine past participle of amāre to love, i.e., beloved]
pron: In New England and E Virginia, a “broad a” pronunciation of aunt, resembling either the (ä) of car or a vowel midway in quality between (ä) and the (a) of hat, occurs in the speech of all social groups, even those who do not use the sound in words like dance and laugh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aunt - the sister of your father or motheraunt - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
grandaunt, great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother
kinswoman - a female relative
maiden aunt - an unmarried aunt
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
Translations
عَمَّة /خالةعَمّـه، خالَه، زَوجَة العَم أو الخال
tia
teta
tantefastermoster
onklino
tädi
täti
tetkateta
nagynéninéni
föðursystirmóðursystir
おば伯母叔母
이모고모
amitamatertera
tetatetulė
krustmātetante
അമ്മായി
tantefastermoster
ciociaciotkastryjenka
teta
teta
tetaтета
fastermostertant
พี่หรือน้องสาวของพ่อหรือแม่
тетатіткатіточкатьотяцьоця
bác

aunt

[ɑːnt]
A. Ntía f
my aunt and unclemis tíos mpl
B. CPD Aunt Sally Nblanco m (de insultos, críticas)

aunt

[ˈɑːnt] ntante f
Aunt Vera → tante Vera

aunt

nTante f

aunt

[ɑːnt] nzia
my aunt and uncle → i miei zii, mia zia e mio zio

aunt

(aːnt) noun
the sister of one's father or mother, or the wife of one's uncle. My Aunt Anne died last week; The child went to the circus with her aunt.
ˈauntie, ˈaunty (ˈaːnti) noun
an aunt. Auntie Jean; Where's your auntie?

aunt

عَمَّة /خالة teta tante Tante θεία tía täti tante tetka zia おば 이모 tante tante ciocia tia тетя faster พี่หรือน้องสาวของพ่อหรือแม่ teyze bác 姑妈

aunt

n. tía.

aunt

n tía
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Janet and Aunt Olivia had had their last big "kill" of market poultry the day before; and early in the morning all our grown-ups set forth to Charlottetown, to be gone the whole day.
Bruff folded up the Will, and then looked my way; apparently wondering whether I did or did not mean to leave him alone with my aunt.
In which is related what passed between Sophia and her aunt.
All dinner-time Rose felt that she was going to be talked about, and afterward she was sure of it, for Aunt Plenty whispered to her as they went into the parlour
Here, also, in summer, various brilliant annuals, such as marigolds, petunias, four-o'clocks, found an indulgent corner in which to unfold their splendors, and were the delight and pride of Aunt Chloe's heart.
Oh, Aunt Polly, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you," she was sobbing.
My dress was not much tumbled and Aunt Jane helped me press it out.
I wish to say, miss, that your aunt has frightened me.
The young ladies were pretty, their manners winning, their dispositions unexceptionable; but there was a dignity in the air, a touch-me-not-ishness in the walk, a majesty in the eye, of the spinster aunt, to which, at their time of life, they could lay no claim, which distinguished her from any female on whom Mr.
But for the quiet picture I had conjured up, of my mother in her youth and beauty, weeping by the fire, and my aunt relenting to her, I hardly think I should have had the courage to go on until next day.
Dorothy Gale lived on a farm in Kansas, with her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry.
To think that this is my twentieth birthday, and that I've left my teens behind me forever," said Anne, who was curled up on the hearth-rug with Rusty in her lap, to Aunt Jamesina who was reading in her pet chair.